No onion no Garlic

Vegetable Pulao

Pulaos are a very famous dish in India. it is prepared using rice,there are many varieties of pulao Peas pulao Spicy veg Pulao the one here is made without onion & garlic. This recipe is very easy to prepare, as it doesn’t have too many ingredients and can be cooked quickly.One can add any vegetables by choice.Serve with Pickle & Raita.I have cooked in  my electric rice cooker. Today on eve of Krishna Janmashtami I prepared this recipe as we don’t eat onion-garlic food today.One can prepare for kids tiffin if they like a bit spice or for a spouse.

ingredients

Rice 1.5 cup

Ginger Chilli paste 1 tsp

Mixed Vegetable 1/2 cup

Bay Leaf 1

Cardamom 1

Big Cardamom 1

Cloves 2

Cumin Seeds 1 tsp

Turmeric 1/4 tsp

Coriander Powder 1 tsp

Beaten Yogurt 1 tbsp

Mint leaves few

Water 3 cup

Salt to taste

Ghee 1 tbsp or Any Cooking oil

Method

Wash & Soak rice for 20 min.Heat a pan then add ghee .add cumin seeds ,bay leaf Cardamom,Big Cardamom ,Cloves once it gave a fragrant add ginger-green chilli paste.saute & then add vegetables adding turmeric powder & coriander powder beaten yogurt cook till vegetables become soft ,add salt & few mint leaves which enhance flavor of rice,add soaked rice a stir slowly so that rice doesn’t break .Transfer into rice cooker bowl then adding water & press cook mode.once rice cooked & become fluffy.Before Serving remove bay leaves,cardamom & big Cardamom & cloves.Serve hot with Pickles & Raita.

 

Sabudana Khichdi

Soaked Sago/tapioca cooked with boiled potatoes & roasted peanuts & seasoned.

Ingredients

Sago /sabudana -1/2 cups (soaked in 1/2 cup water or a little bit more)for 2-3 hrs so it absorb water & become fluffy.

Salt to taste

A pinch of turmeric optional

Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp

oil/ghee for cooking

Roasted peanut & coarsely grind 1tbsp

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Lime juice 1 tsp

Few coriander sprigs chopped

Method

Heat a pan add oil then add cumin seeds once it crackled add turmeric powder red chilli powder ,add boiled potatoes mix properly ,Add soaked sago cook around 5-6 min or till it becomes translucent.add roasted peanut powder ,salt .Turn off heat then adding lime juice Garnish with coriander leaves & serve!!

Dahiwale Aloo

Boiled potatoes simmered in Yogurt gravy

ingredients

  • Boiled potatoes, 3 medium sized
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies (dry)- as per taste
  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • Curd- 1 cup (whisked)
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • Oil 3 tsp

method

  1. Heat 2 -3 tsp oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and then allow them to crackle. Then add the red dry chillies and allow them to crackle. Then add the boiled potato and saute for a minute.
  2. Next, remove the boiled potatoes and use the same pot to cook. Add oil to heat, then add the dry masalas ( now add coriander powder, turmeric,red chilli powder, asafoetida) and cook for a minute.
  3. Then add the whisked yogurt and keep stirring until all the spices are mixed well. Now add salt and water if it is too thick. Cook it for 5 minutes on a low flame. Keep the gravy consistency as per your choice.
  4. Serve it hot with chappati/poori /paratha.

Aloo Rassedar

Boiled Potatoes Cooked in tomato gravy

ingredients

  • Potatoes-boiled peeled & cut to chunks 500 gm
  • finely chopped ginger 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • 2-3 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds -roasted and coarsely grounded
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds roasted and coarsely grounded
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee 1 tbsp
  • Green coriander leaves for garnish
  • Water as required for gravy

Method

  1. Heat ghee, add the asafoetida, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds and the potatoes soon after. Saute the potatoes well, making sure they all get coated with the ghee. remove Potatoes & keep aside
  2. using same pan add chopped tomatoes &grated ginger & salt cook till it becomes soft & rest of dried powder. once u get nice aroma .Add potatoes & enough water to cover the potatoes, and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.till u get desired consistency ,serve with hot poori